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Date: 06/05/11 12:01 PM

42 Responses to iPad Garage Band

  1. Profile photo of Oldfrt
    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    Link: iPad Garage Band - Now there`s a reason you can look down on non-iPad owners.
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    tomarik Male 18-29
    24 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm
    It`s pretty cool but the thing about playing music on something as Novel as a Ipad is that there is no emotion to it. Just Bit`s and Byte`s
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    bobhub600 Male 13-17
    964 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    ...Still overpriced and reserved to the elitist few.
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    Concetra Male 18-29
    2050 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    All that guy needs is a hat that reads Ass-hole
  5. Profile photo of darkhawk
    darkhawk Male 70 & Over
    260 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    ...look down on NOn-ipad owners? This makes me look down on ipad owners even more :p To lazy to learn the realy thing? Dont lik ethis poo, before you know it this is what shows will be like from your kids favorit band and auto tuning shot on the radio.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Nice interface, and, I asssume, it`s got a way to plug in analogue or digital instruments directly via USB or Firewire? I wish there was a nice, easy interface like this for PCs. Maybe there is?
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    June 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    bobhub600
    Male, 13-17, Europe
    937 Posts Sunday, June 5, 2011 12:31:06 PM
    ...Still overpriced and reserved to the elitist few.

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    Even tho i hate apple with a passion, i think youre conflicting "elitist few" with "people who have a job"
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    You know what`s cool? Learning to play real instruments.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    whatever i thought it was badass
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    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    I`m all for hating on apple, but I don`t understand the comments about learning to play "the real thing" or "real instruments." that guy still wrote and performed his own music, and just played it on an instrument, it just wasn`t a physical one.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    And there i was playing a real instrument. i have wasted my time
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    Oh well, time to sale a kidney :-P
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    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    I like Garage Band a lot; it`s a fun piece of software that is very easy to use.

    But as good as Garage Band is, the experience of using it doesn`t even come close to the experience of learning to play a real instrument, writing your own songs, and teaming up with other musicians to perform live in public.
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    nomnomnom Male 40-49
    29 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    Ditto on what @shinu wrote.

    Even though these weren`t "real" instruments, this took a lot of skill and musical ability. From watching him play the guitar solos, I`ll bet he knows how to play a "real" guitar, and quite well. And, even so, it would have taken some work and practice to play so well on the iPad.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    "From watching him play the guitar solos, I`ll bet he knows how to play a "real" guitar, and quite well."

    Agreed, nomnomnom. The bending and slides s/he was employing weren`t random and they weren`t just imagined by someone who`s never played.
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    Birdfather Male 18-29
    346 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm
    pretty cool, but I`ve got no need for it. I`m in a band and we can do that too, but...You know. With real instruments.

    Still, that app is pretty cool. I was surprised it could do bends. I think I`d have fun with it.
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    jteachey1 Male 18-29
    122 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    For those of you who are saying its "Better to play the real thing". Imagine you are riding in a plane or on a train, when suddenly you get this sweet musical idea. Well now you have a way of recording these ideas easily on the go. Don`t assume those who use this program are being "too lazy" to learn the real thing. Chances are they might be a seasoned professional. It`s a pretty sweet tool for composition.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    can honestly say...WANT
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    I prefer my desktop gaming machine over a faggy screen that is only good for garage band.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    June 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    from a (semi professional)musician/producer, let me just tell you that garage band is the biggest waste of computing power ever
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    Birdfather Male 18-29
    346 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    I use guitar pro to write down my musical ideas on the go
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    You can buy all those instruments for less than the cost of 1 ipad.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    used of course, but it is a garage band after all.
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    todayistodie Male 18-29
    80 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 1:11 am
    still sounds like poo.
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    monsterzero Male 40-49
    356 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 2:41 am
    Got the same crap for my DSi and it cost me less than twenty bucks.
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
    721 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 3:23 am
    todayistodie slipknot fan?
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    cossack10 Male 18-29
    50 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 4:00 am
    I love these mash up videos. So cool
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 4:28 am
    Did you all know you can do this in real tablet PCs and not just an iPad?
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    liberalirony Male 18-29
    196 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 4:39 am
    Now do it with real instruments, then I`ll be impressed
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 5:25 am
    I hate Apple poo, but that`s pretty boss
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    trudenter Male 18-29
    69 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 5:52 am
    @Liberalirony I was thinking the same thing, but what really constitutes a "real instrument" these days? I mean, he played his ipad and out came music so wouldn`t that make it an instument? I don`t know, I personally don`t like the way things seem to be heading these days
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    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 6:49 am
    @trippyhippy9: show us the reasonably priced all-in-one app that makes it happen (and does it well) please.

    @liberalirony: Really? It`s not like anyone can pick up an iPad and start playing it like this - it still takes a significant amount of skill and knowledge of music theory to be able to actually play the device this way. I`m not usually one to do this, but, please, show us that this is so easy, by making your own.

    This is impressive - one guy (apparently), using multiple takes, essentially playing with himself (hahaha ok, joke`s over) as the rest of his bandmates, resulting in a pretty impressive track. He`s basically being Trent Reznor right there.
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    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 6:52 am
    lol @SvampeBob: Durr i is troll =P
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    WorstCaseOnt Male 30-39
    214 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 7:17 am
    Haters are just being idiots - you couldn`t play g/b this well if you didn`t know how to play the instrument up to capacity.
    the gutar and bass anyway...
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    drips Male 30-39
    904 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 8:55 am
    I hope some scientist finds the "hater" gene in people and we can figure out why folks be hatin` so much.

    GB is a great tool for your average joe to make music with. Iv made lots music with it and had fun doing it. I can play guitar, bass, keys IRL (not very well though) and GB is an easy way to make a track quickly. Sure a real guitar is better for the feel and harmonics and stuff like that but whatever. I can`t put a guitar in my backpack along with drums, bass, organ, and recording device.

    My guess is the haters are mostly crappy `musicians` and PC fanboys. Non-musicians and highly skilled ones should see the benefit of this device/software. You can make amazing music with just a cheap guitar and a cassette 4-track and you can make total garbage with a $3000 Martin and ProTools. Personally I make quicky hip-hop beats on my iPhone while riding the subway so anytime, anywhere I can make music. Can`t do that with an MPC.
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    drips Male 30-39
    904 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 8:56 am
    *change "PC fanboys" to "Apple hateboys"
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    pizzabob18 Male 18-29
    366 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 9:04 am
    Garage band is a nice program to use as a stepping stone for music recording. Garage band`s music doesn`t have to be all computer performed music. I used a usb cable called "jamlab" which lets you plug in an electric guitar/bass via cable and eventually, even got a seperate USB mike just so I could get a decent acoustic guitar sound. I ended up getting the next step up which is their program "Logic", which has more options and is more for advanced recording. Regardless, if I had the choice between recording on garage band and being in a garage with an 8 track tape, I`d use the 8 track.
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    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 9:31 am
    Garage Band also available on Android.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    That looks fun.
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    glavanovo Male 18-29
    6 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    well... it sounds better than 80% of garage bands. it still sucks. for average joe - ok stuff
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    Deviros: @trippyhippy9: show us the reasonably priced all-in-one app that makes it happen (and does it well) please.

    How about Solo Virtual Guitar?

    Lots of others out there too. And I don`t even have to junk up my computer with iTunes.
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    Ruutzy Male 30-39
    8 posts
    June 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    Unless you`d rather play your real instrument in which case you`d look down on the iPad owning dink.

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